First, I had a terrible flu-like illness for nearly a month. I kept up a semblance of running, but the quality (distance, speed) plummeted. Work wasn't fun, either: in addition to being very sick, I had several employees out and a big conference, all while super ill.
I was well for about one day. Then David and I had a weekend date to see a play put on by Southern Rep Theater. Before the play, we tried an upscale Mexican place known for their margaritas. It happened to be their "ceviche week", and I love ceviche, so we split an order. We also both had a margarita and split our entrees. Yet I was incredibly sick the next morning, and David was fine! So I don't know if I can blame the ceviche, or if I just got sick - but I had horrible stomach problems and weakness and even fever for TEN DAYS.
I still dragged myself to work, because my poor tech got in a car accident that very same week and had to have stitches on her mouth, greatly limiting her ability to work, so she stayed home for five days. I hate going to work sick, because most of my patients are immunocompromised, but I had no choice. I just made sure I didn't actually interact with any of them. What I did not do was run - I tried to run about a week ago, but for some reason, that is the most painful thing ever right now. As soon as I get moving, it feels like knives in my stomach! And that has not gone away! I took many days completely off because I felt so bad, but now I am a little stronger, so I am trying to get my strength training in at least, and hoping the stomach pain finally goes away soon.
|At least David got me flowers.|
In the meantime, marathon training has NOT started, and may very well go on the back shelf. I have to get well first!